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NKU players celebrate the dramatic win over Detroit Mercy in the Horizon League quarterfinals.

NKU falls short in bid for third straight Horizon League Tournament title, falling to Oakland in semifinals

Norse end the 2020-21 season with 69-58 loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor March 9, 2021

The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, winners of the previous two Horizon League Tournament championships, were denied in their quest for a three-peat on Monday night, falling to the Oakland Golden...

Bryson Langdon drives to the hoop during NKU's win over Wright State on Friday night at BB&T Arena.

NKU MBB turns attention to Horizon League Tournament after regular season finale loss to Wright State

MBB and WBB teams concluded the regular season on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 20, 2021

On a Saturday evening that represented both homecoming and Senior Day for the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team, the Norse were unable to repeat Friday night’s heroics against the Wright State...

David Böhm (13) attempts a jumper against IUPUI.

NKU MBB losing streak falls to four following loss against IUPUI

The Jaguars completed the two-game sweep over the Norse on Saturday
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 16, 2021

In yet another closely contested game for the Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team, the IUPUI Jaguars finished off a two-game sweep of the Norse at BB&T Arena, winning on Saturday night...

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

NKU MBB struggles in loss to Youngstown State; NKU WBB sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne

Poor shooting and defensive struggles were driving factors in loss
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor December 21, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team struggled to stop Youngstown State forward Naz Bohannon on Sunday afternoon, as the Penguins went on to defeat the Norse 70-60 in the second game of...

Marques Warrick (3) shoots during the game against Ball State. Warrick finished with 14 points.

NKU men’s basketball defeats Ball State in thriller to begin 2020-21 season

Norse improve to 1-0 on the season with the victory
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 26, 2020

The Northern Kentucky Norse men’s basketball team defeated the Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday night 74-73, improving to 1-0 on the new season. For the Norse, junior guard Trevon Faulkner led...

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn  talks to Bryson Langdon (5) during a free throw during the game against Texas Southern.

2020-21 MBB Preview: Blend of youth and returning experience could make Norse competitive once again

Norse add seven newcomers to solid collection of returning players
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor November 25, 2020

The 2020-21 college basketball season promises to be unlike anything fans have ever seen before. All across the country, programs are being put on pause due to positive COVID-19 tests from someone within...

Chalk writing leftover from a protest against the Breonna Taylor court decision.

NKU basketball speaks on systemic racism, reflects on change

NKU athletes reflect on using their platform to make a difference
Brendan Connelly, Contributor November 2, 2020

In recent months, there have been many senseless acts of violence against Black people in the United States that have sparked protests in cities across the country. These protests have led to discussions...

Men's Basketball Head Coach Darrin Horn talks to players during a timeout during the homecoming game against Detroit Mercy.  The Norse defeated Detroit 84-65 on Saturday night.

Homecoming Clash ends with a 19 point win for NKU

Kyle Wade, Copy Editor February 9, 2020
The Norse pulled the curtains on homecoming week with a victory over the Detroit Mercy Titans at the BB&T Arena Saturday night in front of a crowd of 6,231, including 1,173 students.  The 17-7 homecoming-Norse came out victorious with their fourth straight win with a final score of 84-65 over the 6-18 Titans. NKU remains second in conference trailing Wright State after a 9-1 run in their last 10 games.
Dantez Walton (32) shoots a three point shot during the game against Oakland. Walton shot 9-of-19 on the game and had 23 points.

NKU tames Oakland Grizzlies 73-70

Ty DeBonis, Reporter February 7, 2020
The Northern Kentucky Men’s basketball team tamed the Oakland Grizzlies Thursday night. The Black and Gold won by a score of 73-70. The win was the third in a row for the Norse as they improved to 17-7 overall and 9-3 in conference play.
WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

WSU remains top of the Horizon League with 95-63 win over NKU

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 25, 2020
Friday nights match up at Nutter Center ended in the Wright State Raiders favor with a whopping 32 point win. NKU now falls to 14-7 on the season and 6-3 in the conference. Wright State advances to 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the Horizon League, only falling to UIC 76-72.
Bryson Langdon (5) watches the clock during the gfame against Cleveland State.  Langdon shot 0-of-8 from the field and had 7 points on the game.

Norse defeat Cleveland State to create 5-game winning streak

Ty DeBonis, Staff Reporter January 20, 2020
The Northern Kentucky men’s basketball team captured their second win in three days Saturday night against the Cleveland State Vikings. The win marks five straight conference wins for the Black and Gold.
Tyler Sharpe (15) smiles while walking off the court after the win against Youngstown State. Sharpe surpassed his 1000th career point and had 33 points on the game.

Sharpe has a night: 1,000 career points and ties career high with 33

The Norse put Youngstown State Penguins on ice in 25 point win.
Sierra Newton, Sports Editor January 16, 2020
Tyler Sharpe scored his 1,000th career point in NKU victory
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